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Orthodontics Specialist

Broadmoor Dental

General, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Dentistry located in Colorado Springs, CO

In Colorado Springs, Colorado, the dentists at Broadmoor Dental provide effective teeth straightening methods to enhance the function and aesthetics of your bite and smile. The qualified dentists, John Goodman, DDS, and Nicolas Pruett, DDS, use innovative technology and techniques to treat a range of dental and facial irregularities. They straighten misaligned teeth, crooked teeth, and much more. For valuable orthodontic care, call Broadmoor Dental or use the online scheduler today.

Orthodontics Q & A

What is an orthodontist?

Orthodontists offer cosmetic and specialized dentistry services to enhance the functioning and aesthetics of your smile.

An orthodontist can:

  • Align your jaw correctly
  • Straighten misaligned or crooked teeth
  • Fix bad bites

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry mainly centered around straightening teeth. Still, orthodontists can also help with misaligned and painful bites, some forms of sleep apnea, and many other dental concerns.

How are an orthodontist and a general dentist different?

Orthodontists and dentists have similarities, but they work in different ways. General dentists deal with a wide array of general oral health issues, whereas orthodontists are dental specialists that focus on certain issues, such as straightening teeth and correcting improper bites.


Orthodontists have extensive additional training in orthodontics, facial growth and development, and biology and biomechanics. Orthodontists are facial growth and dental development experts who can diagnose and treat crooked teeth, bad bites, and poorly aligned jaws.

General dentist

A general dentist can diagnose and treat common diseases and dental problems that affect your mouth, teeth, and gums. Dentists are experts in general dental maintenance and care for all ages.

General dentists can also provide certain cosmetic dental procedures, such as bridges, crowns, and teeth whitening.

What is an orthodontic consultation?

Your orthodontic consultation is a key part of your general and preventive dental care. Your orthodontic consultation typically involves two parts.

First, your Broadmoor Dental orthodontist or a dental hygienist takes photographs, X-rays, and digital scans or impressions of your teeth. Your orthodontist takes time to assess the information to obtain a clear picture of your overall dental health. Your orthodontist evaluates your teeth, bite, facial shape, and gums.

During the second part of your consultation, your Broadmoor Dental orthodontist listens to and addresses your concerns and answers your questions. Your orthodontist can explain orthodontic treatments in detail and create a personalized plan to improve your dental health and resolve orthodontic problems.

An orthodontic consultation typically takes around 30 minutes to one hour.

In many cases, your orthodontist can fit you or your child’s braces during your orthodontic consultation. Different types of braces must be fitted in different ways. For example, metal braces involve small metal brackets that your orthodontist carefully glues to your teeth and gently connects with a thin wire.

Your orthodontist gives you plenty of information and instructions on how you can care for your teeth and braces so you can get the most out of your treatment. Your orthodontist can also provide you with any necessary dental hygiene products.

For the highest standard of orthodontic care, call Broadmoor Dental, or use the online scheduling tool.